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>>> welcome back to our continuing coverage of hurricane sandy. president barack obama suspending his campaigning, now back to the primary duties of his job as the country's leader. just moments ago he was at fema headquarters in washington, d.c. talking about the hurricane. let's listen in. >> good afternoon, everybody. obviously all of us across the country are concerned about the potential impact of hurricane sandy. this is a serious and big storm. and my first message is to all people across the eastern seaboard, mid-atlantic going north, you need to take this very seriously. follow the instructions of your state and local officials because they are going to be providing you with the best advice in terms of how to deal with this storm over the coming days. we just had an excellent meeting with the fema team here, the various agencies that are in charge, including the department of defense, department of energy and others that are going to need to respond very quickly. under craig fugate's leadership here at fema, we've had a chance to talk to the region al officials as well, a
out? >> we do not know the answer to that. all of the events are capricious such as sandy. you can't tell which wave is going to be packing the most punch. sometimes it's the second, third, or last one. so it's sort of a train wreck coming through slowly but surely. and you have to make sure that you have a very good idea that the worst is by you before you start sending people back into the areas that could be affected. >> so of course as you prepare for the worst, you mentioned the phrase train wreck. i've talked to a number of people live on air. and the good news it seems is though people in hawaii have been through and while concern is high, there's no real panic. >> that's correct. we have a lot of experience with it. the one public was that it was a very short fuse. when it happened in japan, we had about six hours. when it happens off the coast of south america we have that much, maybe more. this was 2 1/2 hours. because it's a direct shot at the hawaiian island. slarlt, we h as a result -- as result, we had to make sure everything was done, and happily the experiences of t
of superstorm sandy. and it is going to be a long time before things really do get back to normal. many of you are helping us tell the stories of this disaster and the aftermath with your ireports. take a look at this one, our ireporter took this video that shows manhattan and the freedom tower from staten island. so you can see the finger-pointing right there. the water tanker washed up along the east river there. for the next half hour, we're going to bring you some of the best images and the best sound from our ireporter, josh lev is here to talk about it and take us through it. >> that was an iconic shot this week, when our reporter was there. folks this right now, this is your chance to see the most powerful and amazing videos and images of what our country has been through in the past week. including brand-new ones that have now come into this. some of what we're going to show you is heartbreaking, but some will make you smile. showing resiliency after the devastation. i'm going to show you pictures and facebook and tweeting with you, this is a conversation, let's get involved. fred, i'l
, with the aftermath of superstorm sandi and full scope of devastation that's just now coming into view. these are new pictures just in to cnn minutes ago. the storm's death toll in the united states stands now at 40. new york police say 22 were killed in the city alone. check out this video from an nypd helicopter. across the region, thousands of people had to be rescued from their flooded homes. many were chased to their rooftops to escape the rising waters. today, as national guard troops roll into overwhelmed towns and villages, normalcy seems so far out of reach. more than 6 million homes and businesses still without power. and many will be shivering bus they don't have heat either for days and days to come. we have a lot to cover this morning. let's begin by narrowing our focus. first stop, new jersey. some of the most jaw-dropping images are coming in from the jersey shore. the resort area that has entertained vacationing americans for generations, one iconic landmark, the atlantic city boardwalk, lost a big chunk due to crashing waves. governor chris christie says the damage to the state's bea
, hurricane sandy downgraded to tropical storm sandy. the storm is still barreling north. damage to the campaigns could be catastrophic. >> of the 50 states affecting the president, these state could swing either way. the undecided states of america in focus. >>> she's walking and talking and asking for her school books. the miraculous recovery of the girl they could not kill. >>> rise and shine, saturday, october 27th. thanks for keeping us company. >> i'm victor blackwell. good to have you with us, as well. we begin with tropical storm sandy, which is slowly making its way towards the east coast. the storm is responsible for about two dozen deaths in the caribbean and now it's near florida. while sandy has been downgraded to a tropical storm, expected to regain strength this weekend. >> damage could top $3 billion, that's billion with a "b." the exact location of sandy's impact is still not known. really encouraging residents to prepare right now. several states of emergency including new york, pennsylvania, maryland. a limited state of emergency has been issued for maine and a
gallon will cost you $3.17. >>> the images of sandy's destruction have been striking. the economic losses devastating. in addition to the homes lost because of the hurricanes. the more than 20,000 flights were canceled across north america. fedex tells "new york times" it has been struggling to find gas for its delivery trucks. the advertising company have lost $5 million because of tv disruptions and movie theaters took in only $3,000, $3,000 total in the city. the monday before that it took in $500,000. here to talk more about the economic impact of the storm is trish regan in new york. trish is the host of "street smart" on bloomberg television. trish, thanks for being with us. it seems like economists have been torn on the impact of this storm. some say this will even out because there will be so much construction for the rebuilding effort. others say that won't be enough. it won't work for waitresses who are waiting in restaurants. how do you see this? >> i think the latter there, victor. good morning. i think the reality is that there is still going to be a lot that is lost from thi
in event in orlando on monday to monitor hurricane sandy. and we're not sure if he's going to make any more k35i7b events. u.s. government has nonemergency federal workers granted administrative leave on monday due to hurricane. president obama declared a state of emergency for the commonwealth of massachusetts as a result of hurricane sandy. u.s. federal offices in d.c. closed. philadelphia, the southeast pennsylvania transit authority, septa as its called, will suspend all services at the end of the sunday service. listening, they're not playing around, if you're in any of these areas, you need to listen to what your officials are telling us. george howell is in kill devil hills, north carolina. george, you have been out there all day. tell me how the weather has intensified. >> reporter: don, i can tell you right now we are actually getting a break in the wind. the winds are dying down a bit, but they are also shifting. we can tell that's happening, and that strong rain is backing off, but this storm continues to move to the north and it is changing hour by hour. here within the last few
some of the threats here from hurricane sandy. another number for you -- nine. nine days until election day. campaign plans in disarray because of the storm here. obviously already affecting the election and happenings on the trail. and the hunt for bin laden from inside the white house. author mark boden's account of what really happened that day in may, 2011. >>> good sunday morning to you. i'm brooke baldwin in for randi kaye here this sunday. it is 7:00 on the east coast. 4:00 on the west. thank you very much for starting your morning here on cnn. i do want to begin far westward. the tsunami fears in hawaii this morning we morning. we're talking about this because it's been triggered by a massive earthquake off the western coast of canada. take a look at pictures with me. these are live pictures you'll see in a second. beautiful pictures here, hawaii, the coast, we're watching the waves rolling in, evacuation orders have been issued. tsunami warnings are out. officials urging people to evacuate. local hawaiian officials are warning the tsunami waves are not at all over yet. >>> from
>>> that does it for this edition of "360." "early start" begins right now. >>> sandy's stunning aftermath. devastation along the jersey store. you're taking a look at it, homes and lives wiped away. >>> rescue operations still underway as some people remain trapped in water-swamped homes. >>> and new york city struggling to recover. hundreds of thousands are still without power and a flooded subway system remains shut down. >>> more than 80 homes in that tight-knit neighborhood in queens in new york burned to the ground during the storm. amazingly, just three minor injuries there. >>> and president obama gets the firsthand look at the destruction today as he comes to new jersey. >>> the human toll from sandy, 33 people killed in the u.s., 6.5 million customers remain without power. the total cost of property damage and lost busiest mated betwe business is estimated at $10 to $20 billion. and that could be on the low end. good morning, i'm john berman. >> i'm zoraida sambolin. we have a field of reporters covering the aftermath of sandy from every angle. rob marciano in new york
and chad myers? >> reporter: well, don and chad, we have been feeling the effects of hurricane sandy already here in ocean city all day long now. steady winds up to 27 miles per hour. steady rain just pelting down all day long. and we are here on the balcony of an oceanside hotel to give you perspective of what you're seeing. we are close to high tide and you can see the fierce waves behind me here along the shore. and this is really what local officials are worried about. the high tide and the combination of this long duration of the storm that they are expecting. they are expecting about 36 hours for hurricane sandy to really come through this area and just to show you over here as well, they have evacuated this entire area of downtown ocean city. and that evacuation deadline is fast approaching. we have seen people flee town all day long. and they have opened up local shelters in this county where we are hearing about 40 people resorted to shelters already. clearly, they have been preparing for this and also have learned from last year's hurricane irene. here's the local mayor. al
a huge storm threatens to cause major destruction. the other bands of hurricane sandy are bounding the north carolina and maryland coast right now t storm is 270 miles southeast of cape hatteras. 75-mile-per-hour winds, sandy is moving north and expected to turn toward the east coast tomorrow and collide with a cold front, morphing into a dangerous megastorm. there are mandatory evacuations taking place in the lower lying parts of the state, tolls have been suspended in parts of the garden state park way to help out evacuees. and then on maryland where it too has been declared a state of emergency, there are voluntary evacuations in the lower lying areas and then in downtown ocean city, there are mandatory evacuations already under way and we understand that some of the other states are helping, including that of louisiana, which are helping out the state of maryland and then in d.c., public schools have been closed. sandbags are being distributed. so an awful lot is taking place and as it pertains to the race of the the white house, governor romney had some expected rallies that a
. >> sandy is barreling north. it could leave millions of people without power and the damage to the campaigns could be catastrophic. >>> of the 50 states electing the president, these are the states that could swing either way. all morning, we're putting the undecided states of america in focus. ♪ take a load off >>> he's a music legend. graham nash explains why he's defending the alleged wikileaks informer. >>> rise and shine, take a nice deep breath because you've made it to saturday. good morning, everyone. i'm christi paul in for randi kaye. so glad to have your company. 10:00 on the east coast. 7:00 on the west. i want to begin with suhurrican sandy, which has regained strength. one area that's really starting to feel the effects is the coast of north carolina and that's where we have george howell. in the last couple of hours, have you seen conditions change there, george? >> christi, good morning. we're starting to feel a little bit of the rainfall from this system. a lot of that rainfall has remained offshore, but here where we are along the outer banks, we are in p
high tide, but that's what officials here are worried about, when that high tide affects sandy. the combination between those two means storm surge. the storm surge from hurricane sandy could rival hurricane gloria which destroyed and damaged the boardwalk here in ocean city. so that's something officials will be keeping an eye on. the mandatory -- residents have about a couple of hours to get out of town and the deadline remains in effect. and clearly this is a very rough area right now, already, we're feeling the winds, we're feeling the rain and there's also a voluntary evacuation for local lying areas as well. they're telling all visitors to get out of ocean city, they have closed down route 50 coming into ocean city already. so they're very prepared for this, but, wroum, talking to the mayor, he says that every storm is different and the personality is one that this storm is going to hover and linger for a long time and that's a real concern here. >> sandra endo thanks so much from oceans city. the hurricane coverage continues as the storm surges. it is going to be a very
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storm, sandy who cannot return home or have no home anymore. our joe johns is following us in washington on this story. but what he is following is that new jersey governor chris christy is now saying that people in the affected areas of new jersey, people affected by hurricane sandy can now vote electronically. they can vote by e-mail and they can vote by fax. it is an interesting turn. joe, what are you finding out about this? >> well, it's a very interesting turn, don. as you said, in response to the super storm, the governor has issued a directive. this is for misplaced voters that can submit ballot applications by e-mail or by fax to the county clerk. the clerk sends them a ballot and then they have to return that ballot by about 8:00 p.m. on tuesday. it sounds highly unusual. to some, it may sound off the wall. but the fact of the matter is, in an emergency situation, there is some precedent for it. the united states actually has a program for military and overseas voters to basically do very similar things. so chris christie is taking a page from that pramt aogram and trying to fi
of our top stories here. the weather, of course. sandy has been downgraded to a tropical storm, but all along the east coast, people are bracing for it to regain strength before it actually makes landfall . in the northeast, there are fears that sandy could become a superstorm dumping heavy rains and downing power lines across several states and check out these images that we're getting from ft. lauderdale, florida. ocean waves spilling on to city streets there. the national hurricane center has issued tropical storm warnings and watches for parts of florida and the carolinas. alexandria steele joining us with more on this storm's path. what have you found out in the last couple of minutes? >> this is an incredible, powerful, hybrid of a storm and you talked about the track. the track with this, a lot of consensus. here's a look. this is saturday morning, the center of circulation. right now we've got tropical storm force winds extending 450 miles out from the center. it's a behemoth of a storm. so, here's the potential, again, to move northeast, expecting sunday night into monday you c
here as we're looking ahead to hurricane sandy. another number for you this morning, nine. as many nine days until the election and campaign plans, they're in disarray. how the super storm could affect the election. >> even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that god intended to happen. >> the remarks may be sparking outrage and it may be causing frustration. "new york times" on why rape policies are worse than -- sunday morning to you. thanks for being up and at 'em. i'm sitting in for randi kaye today. it is 8:00 a.m. on the east. haenks for starting your sunday with me. >> want to begin this hour with hurricane sandy and the latest update we have here at cmn. right now, first, some of the pictures. the storm already battering the shores of the carolinas, even though it centered more than 200 miles off the coast right now. we are seeing tropical storm warnings extending from south carolina up towards virginia. people all along the east coast right now over the weekend. rushing to get sand bags and flashlights and water and all kinds of other supp
>>> that's all for us tonight. i'll see you tomorrow with the latest on sandy 'aftermath and the latest from the white house. our thoughts and prayers for everybody suffering out there. "a.c. 360" starts right now. >>> good evening, 10:00 on the east coast. a lot to get to tonight, a lot happening. what we've been seeing all day, what we'll be seeing for a long time to come is not the after math to a disaster. ask anyone just down the street from us in the lower part of manhattan where it is still dark or across the water in staten island or down the jersey shore. they'll tell you. sandy is ongoing. the winds of sandy are still blowing in many ways. and almost every moment, there is a new reminder of why. we just got this video of a fire crew out on long island the night that sandy hit, surrounded by water, battered by wind and facing a wall of flames. you take a look. >> what about the downed wires? >> watch the wires over your head. they are stuck up in the tree right now. >> here comes the wind. >> the block is pitch black. >> imagine that, fighting fire in the midst o
for himself. alongside him will be governor chris christie. the election just six days away. and sandy unfortunately is not done yet. the superstorm is currently over pennsylvania, heading towards canada. cnn covering the story like no other network. rob marciano reporting for us, deb feyerick in new york, sandra endo and brian todd from new jersey and dan lothian is at the white house. wednesday, october 31st, "starting point" begins right now. >>> welcome back, everybody, our starting point is breaking news this morning in regents point, queens where we've soon showing you some of these pictures yesterday, that massive fire that burned 80 homes to the ground. when sandy hit new york city. cnn crew on the scene is reporting to us a strong smell of methane gas. a utility pole spontaneously burst into flames earlier this morning. officials are now assessing whether the gas levels there are excessively high in this neighborhood, and that could force those fire crews to evacuate. right now, 6.6 million people still without electricity across 15 states, and washington, d.c. nearly 2 millio
've got to start over. >> three days since sandy and storm victims are still reeling and struggling to recover. >> five days until the election. both kaesdz on the road in the final battleground states. good morning and welcome to "early start." i'm john berman. >> and i'm zoraida sambolin. it's 5:00 a.m. in the east. we begin with the latest on the aftermath of the superstorm hurricane ire hurricane sandy. most buses are up and running again and they are free of charge. but most of lower manhattan still has no power and temperatures are dipping into the 30s and 40s. >> and there are no heartbreaking picture as long the jersey shore barrier islands. houses picked up, some just buried in the sand and governor chris christie who toured the destruction with president obama said some parts of the shore may never look the same again. >> the death toll reached 124 people with 56 in the united states. at least 28 in new york. and close to 5 million customers are still waiting for the power to come back on. >> cnn has the entire disaster zone covered this morning. our correspondents spanned
the election should not be affected by sandy, but there are signs that may no longer be true and news just in from the cia. a new timeline of the events in libya. what it says about the administration's response. let's go "outfront." good evening. tonight, the wreckage. millions growing more desperate as they struggle to cope with the loss of homes, power and family in the wake of hurricane sandy. the u.s. death toll has risen to 88. 44 in new york state alone and the number continues to grow as many people are still missing. i spent the day on staten island where more have died in new york than anywhere else. some of the worst devastation is here and people told us they're not getting enough help as we visited some of the hardest hit areas with congressman michael brim, searchers discovered the body of two young boys. ageing 2 and 4, in the march. they were swept from their mother's arms. some were hoping for a miracle. there was no one today. >> we've confirmed four bodies. the two children they were looking for, they found the bodies. also in a different location, found an elderly coupl
. >>> the emphasis on the election took a back seat brought on by superstorm sandy. both candidates put the talking points in their back pocket. but now with just three days left, the candidates are back on the trail with the talking points at the ready. we also have our correspondents spread out throughout the battleground states to bring you more on the election and the final push for both candidates. >>> let's step away from the map and let's get to the message for a moment. paul steinhauser is live in harrisburg, pennsylvania. paul, really a flurry of activity and travel for president obama and governor romney. what is their message for these final three days? >> victor, it's interesting, both of them have the same message. change. they're saying it in different ways. you're hearing a lot about change as they crisscross the campaign trail in the final days. both were talking about the message yesterday, last night in ohio. take a listen. >> the president says that, you know, it has to be this way. i say it has to change. he says, he's got excuses for us. i say, in fact, no, i have a plan for us
of superstorm sandy, normal life is a far off dream for so many millions in the northeast corridor and points west. worst of all, a still growing toll of lives lost. at least 40 in the u.s. one so far in canada. more than 6 million homes and businesses still don't have electricity but that is a big improvement from yesterday. and while floods and surges with some exceptions have gone down, that just makes the devastation all the more apparent. you are looking at point pleasant beach halfway between new york and atlantic city on the new jersey shore. president obama visiting these scenes this afternoon. the final day in full-on disaster mode before he gets back to the campaign tomorrow. a little global perspective for you right now, though. the scope and the magnitude of hurricane sandy from the satellite image courtesy of nasa. atlantic city is a sitting duck in the middle of the path. the jersey shore easy prey for those ruthless winds. the powerful surges and the relentless force of the images that you are seeing now. and now, this. parts of atlantic city simply decimated as sandy made land
the hardest by sandy. here's "piers morgan tonight." >>> good evening. you're looking live at the extraordinary sight. some three feet of heavy snow in west virginia. a blizzard in october. the result of superstorm sandy, which continues to cause chaos along the east coast. and here's hoboken, new jersey, still flooded by sandy in new york city. a city divided tonight between light and dark. no one can answer the big question, when will all the new york lights come back on? take a look at this. new video of what superstorm sandy did to southberry station at the tip of lower manhattan. it shows you just how extensive the damage is and why the entire subway system remains closed tonight, more than 24 hours after sandy blast add shore. we'll have the latest on the state of the subway and when it may be up and running again in a few moments. plus this dramatic video. up to ten feet of water. part of the basement of nyu langer medical center. nurses actually carried sick newborn babies down nine flights of stairs while manually pumping air into their lungs. quite extraordinary.
shore. they'll tell you. sandy is ongoing. the winds of sandy are still blowing in many ways. and almost every moment, there is a new reminder of why. we just got this video of a fire crew out on long island the night that sandy hit, surrounded by water, battered by wind and facing a wall of flames. take a look. >> what about the downed wires? >> watch the wires over your head. >> here comes the wind. >> the block is pitch black. >> imagine that, fighting fire in the midst of all that water. the fire is out. the homes destroyed. power is out to more than 635,000 long island customers. for those 635,000 people, it is still a disaster. still a disaster as well for hundreds of thousands in new york's west chester county who might not see power for another nine days. in lower manhattan, they're at what could be billions of dollars in damage. andrew cuomo took me for a rare look at inside. >> when you saw the water coming out monday night, what went through your mind? >> it was one of the most frightening things. i mean, it was truly frightening, to say the least. all you hear is water in eve
election coverage. we don't know what is going to happen here, we have sandy and a very close race, all the candidates are focusing their attention in the battleground states. the hold, the surprise here, make sure you watch what happens, america's choice, count down, 8 eastern, only here on cnn. >>> and from the political end game to more now on that slow, steady recovery from superstorm sandy, emergency teams are still doing the grim work of finding sandy's victims. and as i said the death toll in the u.s. has risen to at least 106 people. many areas are still without power. and authorities warn that it could be a week, a week before they get it back. 2.7 million households in the dark. nearly 3 million. electricity not the only thing in short supply. gas lines are still a reality for people in new york and new jersey and millions of gallons of fuel are being trucked to those affected areas. well, new jersey governor chris christie has ordered rationing in dozens of counties there. despite all the suffering there are signs of hope. >> 80% of the subway service has been restored. that
storm sandy churns in the atlantic. sandy's downgrade from a hurricane was expected, but forecasts call for the storm to regain strength over the next few days. our george howell is on north carolina's outer banks. george, we can hear the wind. i heard with your mike test, what are you seeing out there? >> well, victor, good morning. yeah, we are definitely feeling the wind pick up here along the outer banks and the best evidence of that right behind me. you can see the choppy surf out here. obviously, no one out on this beach. this morning, victor, the possibility of rip currents out there. this is no place to be right now as this storm slowly moves toward us. in fact, we will feel the first band of this storm as it gets closer, the conditions out here will definitely deteriorate through the day. we know here along the eastern counties of north carolina several have declared states of emergency and there is a big concern today, victor, of flooding. mainly from storm surge but also from the rain that will come from the system. flooding, power outages, that's what people are preparing fo
more than 26 hours since sandy first came ashore. breaking news, late word that new york's john f. kennedy international airport is open, but only for incoming flights and additional limited service resumes tomorrow. that's a major development for anybody trying to come into this -- into this city. and also ultimately trying to leave. new york's smaller airports, laguardia airport, which mainly serves domestic destinations, that remains closed due to flooding. newark liberty international airport reopens for limited service at 7:00 a.m. tomorrow. both good signs of life. a sign of life returning to normal but only beginning. small signs. 18 new yorkers we know have now lost their lives in this storm. 15 elsewhere. nearly 7 million are without power tonight, including about 750,000 here in new york. amazingly, no one died in the building you see behind me here. the entire facade of this building behind me collapsed. we're in a neighborhood called chelsea, really on the border of chelsea and greenwich village. but the picture says a lot. take a look at that. the entire facade of the
, and that's an understatement. >> alexandra steele, thank you very much. >>> sandy is not just a dangerous storm, mind you. it could have huge political ramifications, too. take a look at this picture we've put together for you. showing some of the campaign layers impacted by a major storm hitting the east coast. we've already started seeing this. campaign events across the country will be delayed or canceled. also, we told you to expect huge travel delays in addition to impacting millions of travelers. the campaigns may have to make some last-minute maneuvering themselves. a major storm hitting the most densely populated section of the country could divert local and national media coverage from politics to weather, news and updates, which, of course, means less visibility for the candidates. the race right now is as tight as it comes. the latest poll has romney at 48%, president obama at 47%. so essentially we're talking about a dead heat. cnn political editor paul joins me now with more. he's live in pensacola, florida, one of the critical swing states in this election. mitt romney is he
the people, the emergency officials that he has been in touch with regarding superstorm sandy and that he would, in fact, take good care to make sure that people are responding to that natural disaster. also, very much sounding like this is a time where they are trying to, the candidates, put partisan politics aside. here's what he said just moments ago. >> because when disasters strike, we see america at its best. all the petty differences that consume us in normal times all seem to melt away. there are no democrats or republicans during a storm. there are just fellow americans. >> want to bring in briana keiller, with the president in green bay, wisconsin. briana, i thought that was a really interesting passage there, part of this speech. there are no democrats, republicans during a storm. we're all just americans. well, some people say, you know what, the storm is over, and we are back to politics as usual. how is he balancing these two messages? >> reporter: well, this was really the segue. part of the way that he is balancing is by staying in touch, obviously, with officials in affec
the victims of hurricane sandy. "cnn newsroom" continues with brooke baldwin. >> thank you. good to be with you on this thursday. important jobs news with just five days to go here before the election. this is a new report, released today which indicates the u.s. employers hiring in bigger numbers than expected. let me be clear. this information, this is not coming from that all-important government jobs report. that doesn't come out until tomorrow. so today's numbers come from adp. they process payroll so let's go straight to alison kosik for this. what more do we know about this report? >> okay. what this report does, brooke, surveys how many jobs that private employers have added so it means all those industries that are outside of the government arena and what it said this time around for october is 158,000 jobs were added. and it came in better than expected, seeing good job gains in services and construction and a second report on jobs showing unemployment claims fell by 9,000 last week. decent pieces of news from the labor market but the reality is analysts say it may not
estimates that in hoboken, 20,000 people could be trapped tonight. the death toll from sandy is now up to at least 48 people in eight states and nearly 6 million people in 15 states and the nation's capital are still without power tonight. also today, president obama got a firsthand look of the jersey shore, one of the areas hardest hit by sandy. here they are in a photo on marine one. the president said he will help. >> we are here for you. and we will not forget. we will follow up to make sure that you get all the help that you need until you rebuild. >> the iconic board walk in seaside heights, new jersey, is one of the places the president saw today. it's made famous by bruce str g michael, i know you toured there. what did you see? >> reporter: we went right up and down a number of towns there, ocean beach, normandy. we spent a couple of hours there with the local police chief. i can tell you, it was absolutely extraordinary, the amount of damage that was done by hurricane sandy, erin. there's gas leaks there that continue to be a problem. we seen a stream of gas trucks go across
in columbus circle. is.7 million people without power in the wake of superstorm sandy. a storm that killed 56 people. the crisis is far from over. ambulances tonight lining up outside of new york's bellvue hospital to evacuate 700 patients. the new jersey flames raging through the shore town of mantoloking. the mutual admiration society saw president and governor christie. this is what the president promised the victims of superstorm sandy. >> we are here for you. we will not forget. we will follow up to make sure you get all of the help you need until you rebuild. >> meanwhile, six days until election day, mitt romney is in the must-win state of florida with a new bipartisan tone. >> i've got to be able to reach across the aisle and get good democrats and republicans to work together. good democrats love america, just like good republicans love america. >> michael moore is here to react to all of the events and if you have questions tweet us@piers tonight. we will begin on the long hard commute for millions of new yorkers. it's a rough time for many new yorkers. obviously a rough time for ma
sandy, shock is turning to fury and anger. searchers on new york city's staten island are still finding bodies. desperate survivors say help isn't getting through. things are getting more dire apparently by the hour. three days after the storm hit, millions of new yorkers still have no power, no food. and they face huge lines trying to get anywhere. and with just five days until the presidential election, we're releasing a new poll from colorado. a must-win state for both candidates. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> while much of the country, even the presidential race is returning to normal today, we're hearing and seeing misery and growing desperation for millions of people in the northeastern united states. here is the big picture as it stands right now. hurricane sandy's blame for at least 88 deaths in the united states and two in canada raising the storm's overall death toll to 157. a little under 5 million power customers across the eastern united states awoke to no electricity again. that's down to the nearly 8 million when the storm hit on monday though. som
with the loss of homes, power and family in the wake of hurricane sandy. the u.s. death toll has risen to 88. 44 in new york state alone and the number continues to grow as many people are still missing. i spent the day on staten island where more have died in new york than anywhere else. some of the worst devastation is here and people told us they're not getting enough help as we visited some of the hardest hit areas with congressman michael brim, searchers discovered the body of two young boys. ageing 2 and 4, in the march. they were swept from their mother's arms. some were hoping for a miracle. there was no one today. >> we've confirmed four bodies. the two children they were looking for, they found the bodies. also in a different location, found an elderly couple. >> at least 19 have been killed on staten island. what we saw was very upsetting today and we are quoing to bring it to you this hour, but first, brian todd. he is on staten island. what are you seeing right now? >> well, we're in the new beach neighborhood of staten island. kind of on the southern and eastern end of the island.
in atlanta. we're keeping a close watch on hurricane sandy making its way along the atlantic coast. in the meantime, the campaigning for presidency continues. you're looking at president barack obama in new hampshire while obama as well as mitt romney will be modifying their touring, crisscrossing the battleground states because of the weather. for now, the president is taking advantage of this visit, his tenth visit to new hampshire. >> 70 degrees and sunny. can everybody please give it up for your outstanding united states senator, gene shaheen? your next governor, maggie hessen. your next congresswoman, annie custer. and i've got to say something special about one of the most talented singers, songwiteriter that america has had. he's a great friend, he's been working his tail off on behalf of the campaign. i couldn't be prouder he's working with us, james taylor. give him a big round of applause. i love you back. ten days, new hampshire. ten days. ten days and you'll be stepping into a voting booth and making a defining choice about the future of our country. not just a choice b
is president obama handling the post-sandy power outages and flooding on the campaign trail? it's a difficult balance, i'm sure, between the two. >> reporter: you make a really good point, because the president is still trying to make this big push in the final days of this campaign, but at the same time, has to do his day job dealing with the aftermath of hurricane sandy. a white house official said the president was briefed overnight on the latest situation there, and then this morning, he headed over to fema headquarters, where he got another briefing from his homeland security team to get an update on not only the flood damage, but also the power outage situation. the president held a video conference call also with the governors in the impacted area of connecticut, new jersey, and also new york. the main theme from the president during that meeting was that the government has to get it right. take a listen. >> what i told the governors and the mayors is what i've been saying to my team from the start of this event, and that is we don't have any patience for bureaucracy, we don't have any
called sandy ravaging the entire coastline. the g's office says at least six people with now dead in the aftermath. in long branch and pleasant beach and seaside heights, nobody has electricity. the storm knocked over trees, ripped out electric lines, and today more than two million people just in new jersey are without power. rail service, path trains that run up and down the coastline, forget about that. buses too all suspended. transit officials say it's going to be days, probably weeks before any type of commuter train service starts again between new jersey and new york city. now, look at our team of reporters that we've got them everywhere. cnn is all over the storm-damaged area. we are covering this disaster like no other network can and live coverage of and storm sandy. >>> a new jersey man who has been surfing off the jersey shore for more than 20 years says the destruction along the coast brings tears to his eyes. brian morowski sent us this video. he shot it the day after sandy struck. look at the expanse of all of this. it shows the beach boardwalk in his hometown del
of incredible devastation in sandy's aftermath. here in new york city, a truly heartbreaking scene. a fierce and violent fire wiped out rows and rows of homes. the threat that remains. people trapped in their homes, waiting and hoping someone will come. and right now that crane dangling over the manhattan skyline, threatening to crash down. >>> the other side of the storm. a blizzard. we take you where an incredible amount of snow is causing huge problems tonight. let's go "outfront." >>> i'm erin burnett. i want to welcome our viewers around the world tonight. "outfront" tonight, the wrath of sand ooec sandy. devastation as far as the eye can see and the death toll still rising. 33 people in 8 states have lost their lives. over 6 million people in the northeast and mid-atlantic are without power. and the estimated cost of the storm is truly stunning. right now this say very preliminary estimate, it will go higher, it could be as high as $20 billion and only for lost business and property damage. to give you a sense of the storm's power, we want to show you this video. that is a tree being u
from sandy still coming. new york governor andrew cuomo is expected to address the media shortly. we will monitor what he says and bring you late details should the governor make news. bellevue right now evacuating patients. 700 patients in all. this will be going on all night long after a day of running the generator. the rooftop generators with buckets of fuel from the basement passed hand to hand up 13 flights of stairs, if you can imagine. and now traffic in manhattan jammed solid. the subways expected to start to come on-line tomorrow, but in a very, very limited way. people now jamming buses or simply walking. things are improving slightly in places. but this crisis is far from over and it is evolving almost minute by minute. we have all of the angles starting with president obama and new jersey governor chris christie. with the election near but the disaster now two political rivals joined hands and got to work. they saw a shoreline battered beyond recognition, almost beyond belief. mile after mile of destruction. home after home, life after life. on the ground at a local shel
of hurricane sandy. we keep getting new pictures that show this storm's strength. different prospectives from people in their own homes. incredible video of winds uprooting a tree on the backyard of a north shore of long island. takes a few seconds. as you can see right there. you can see the ground starting to move up. obviously a very old tree. take a look and listen. >> uh-oh. uh-oh. so sad to see. sandy still hitting parts of west virginia hard tonight. with snow, not rain. heavy, wet snow, weighing down trees, knocking down power lines. utility companies say more than 340,000 customers without power. some areas of state under a blizzard warning tonight. one death is being reported so far there. martin savidge joins us from west virginia. martin, the conditions you have seen for the last -- well, all day long, incredible. how is it right now? >> reporter: it is amazing. we're still talking about the same essential storm that walloped the eastern coastline, but now in the mountains of west virginia. totally different impact, but still dangerous and essentially problematic for some time to
,000 people could be trapped tonight. the death toll from sandy is now up to at least 48 people in eight states, and nearly 6 million people in 15 states and the nation's capital are still without power tonight. also today president obama got a firsthand look of the jersey shore, one of the areas hardest hit by sandy. he was accompanied by new jersey governor chris christie. here they are in a photo just released by the white house within the past hour on marine one. the president said he will help. >> we are here for you and we will not forget, we will follow up to make sure that you get all the help that you need until you've rebuilt. >> the iconic boardwalk and seaside heights, new jersey, is just one of the places the president saw today. it's a landmark made famous by bruce springsteen, mtv and "the sopranos." this is before and after, to give you a sense of what's happened. it's not even all there. you can see the rides including the roller coaster have been washed away sitting in the ocean. michael holmes is just across the bay in toms river, new jersey. you were in seaside height
>>> welcome back. i'm fredricka whitfield in atlanta. hurricane sandy is already causing a lot of preparations to get under way all along the east coast, from north carolina up to maine. let's bring you up to date on already some of the cancellations that have been put in place in some of the northeastern cities as well as mid-atlantic. let's focus on new york where already subway and commuter train service has been suspended for tonight. there are mandatory evacuation orders of low-lying areas. evacuation centers are going to be open in 72 public schools. you'll have to check your listings locally and port authority says train stations will be closing at midnight, and public schools in new york city will be closed tomorrow. let's move on to now the state of new jersey where a state of emergency has already been declar declared. mandatory evacuations in parts of the state are already under way, and many of the tolls are suspended in the garden state area so that people are able to safely and slowly evacuate. buses are being sent to atlantic city and other low-lying areas to hel
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